The only requirement to be a member of the Gillette College Nursing Club is that a student be in the Gillette College nursing program. Each student can decide how actively they wish to participate. Nursing Club activities center around 4 objectives:
1) To display caring through “acts of kindness” within the college community
2) To participate in community service projects to “give back” to the community
3) To develop competence in leadership and group dynamics
4) To prepare for excellence through learning and growing in the nursing profession
Activities to meet these objectives have included teaching projects for other college students on health-related topics, baking cookies for dorm residents, assistance and support at college athletic events, helping with the Chili Cookoff, Habitat for Humanity projects, and the Life R U Ready event. The club has attended Wyoming Nursing Association’s meetings and conventions, March of Dimes events, and has been actively involved in Nurse’s Day at the Wyoming Legislature, providing input for healthcare-related legislation. The Nursing Club also is responsible for planning and participating in the nursing Pinning Ceremony and College Graduation services at the end of the spring semester.
Active involvement in the Nursing Club, along with the rigorous schedule required by the nursing program, is a testimony to the commitment and dedication of our nursing students, who will one day share these gifts with the patients in their care!